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School of Government

As the largest university-based local government training, advisory and research organization in the United States, the School of Government offers courses, webinars and specialized conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year.

Instrucor Kara Millonzi gestures to a class.

Improving the lives of North Carolinians

By engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government, the School of Government fulfills our mission to improve the lives of North Carolinians.

Facts & Figures

  • 5thin city management
  • 12,700+public officials trained annually
  • Largestuniversity-based government teaching, advising and research organization in the United States
  • 7entrepreneurial and innovative initiatives
  • 250Master of Public Administration students
  • 575+judicial officials trained annually
  • 50years of New Legislator Orientation

Around Campus

  • National champion Aranza Vazquez

    Aranza Vazquez wins second NCAA title

    Twenty-four hours after winning the one-meter at the 2023 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships – becoming the first Tar Heel diver to ever win a national title – Aranza Vazquez made it a springboard sweep by claiming the three-meter.

  • PlayMakers Repertory Company

    PlayMakers Repertory Company announces 2023-2024 season

    PlayMakers Repertory Company recently revealed its lineup of mainstage shows for the 2023-2024 season, which includes two regional premieres, a world premiere and a timeless classic.

  • Aranza Vazquez and national championship trophy.

    Aranza Vazquez crowned NCAA champion

    Aranza Vazquez becomes the first diver in program history to be crowned a national champion on the one-meter. She is now the seventh individual female Tar Heel all-time to win an NCAA title, and the first since 2012.